Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Paul Hobbs Empire Strikes Back

California River Watch The Watertrough Children’s Alliance (WCA)–mainly mothers with students at schools near where yet another apple orchard is being converted into a chemical vineyard–filed a lawsuit on the afternoon of Nov. 25 against the Paul Hobbs Winery. The next day Hobbs struck back with a press release, promising he “will aggressively fight.” Hobbs (continued)
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California River Watch

Posted on November 29, 2013 By Mina

Paul Hobbs Winery Says it’s Defense of Watertrough Vineyard Process Important to Protecting Sonoma County Vineyard Regulations – Press Release

WineBusiness.comNovember 26, 2013 PRESS RELEASE Paul Hobbs Winery Says it’s Defense of Watertrough Vineyard Process Important to Protecting Sonoma County Vineyard Regulations Sebastopol, California – Paul Hobbs winery officials today said the company will aggressively fight a lawsuit that could overturn Sonoma County’s important and comprehensive vineyard regulations. The lawsuit was filed this past week (continued)
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WineBusiness.com

Posted on November 26, 2013 By Mina

Sebastopol citizens group sues county, winemaker

Press Democrat By PAUL PAYNE A citizens group is suing Sebastopol winemaker Paul Hobbs and Sonoma County over a 48-acre vineyard conversion project it says was approved in violation of state environmental laws. Watertrough Children’s Alliance alleges in court papers filed Monday that Agricultural Commissioner Tony Linegar erred in issuing a permit June 5 when (continued)
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Press Democrat

Posted on November 26, 2013 By Mina